Monday, June 25, 2012

Fernando Pessoa

Sender: Eugenia
Fernando Pessoa (1888–1935) a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic and translator.

Łódź, Poland

Sender: Wolson
A multi-view postcard showing buildings in Łódź, Poland.

A Beautiful Building

Sender: ded707
A beautiful unknown building as I can't read the Ukrainian script at the back of the card and the front of the card. Must be a church?

Kul Sharif Mosque

Sender: Spring
Mosque Kul Sharif, Russia
Beautiful mosque, originally built in the Kazan Kremlin in the16th Century

Kungur City & Sylva River

Sender: Vladimir
A superb aerial view of Kungur City and the Sylva River. I would like to try the balloon rides over them but...would I dare to leave the ground & go so high up? Ooooo... :)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Vogue January 1974

Sender: Alienne
Vogue January 1974.
'E' for 'Elegance'! At a time when skirts were longish!


Sender: Volvomom
'J' is for 'Jezebel'

A lovely art card! And have you seen "Jezebel" the 1938 black & white film starring Bette Davis? She was amazing in it.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wine Dogs - Labrador

Sender: Shimonishi
'L' is for 'Labrador'
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars

I love the details about this dog on the front of the card!

Simon's Cat Reading

Sender: Alienne
Simon's Cat Reading
Illustration by Simon Tofield

Simon Tofield is an English animator. His animations have taken YouTube by storm. I've seen countless of his cat animations on YouTube (his cat is always up to something) and I loved them all!


Sender: Oriole
A cat playing peek-a-boo from the top part of the window. Hmm...or is it its usual portal to the outside world? Via a window-cat flap rather than a door-cat flap?! :)

Stanley Park, Canada

Sender: Richard
Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada
The Totems in Stanley Park are the most photographed tourist attraction in the city.

Turkeys In Opposition

Sender: Ave
'T' is for 'Three Turkeys'!
This picture is entitled "In Opposition"!! Gobble Gobble Gobble!!

Barcelos Rooster

Sender: Maique
Galo de Barcelos - Barcelos Rooster

The rooster which is a subject of an interesting legend. Basically, the original rooster crowed as soon as a wrongfully accused man declared it would, so the man was never taken to the gallows.

Having known about that legend, why then did the picture remind me of the Angry Birds game?! :)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mrs Norris

Sender: Jose
Mrs Norris

Mrs Norris is the pet-cat-cum-spy of Argus Filch, Hogwart's caretaker who seems to hate students. 

The Resignation

Sender: Tumblecat

John Trumbull (American, 1756 - 1843)
"The Resignation of General Washington's Commission"
Annapolis, 23 December 1783, 1824 - 28\il on canvas, 20 x 30 in. (50.8 x 76.2)

I'd like to read the original letter of resignation..
Gorgeous stamps!

Four Armchairs In The Sky

Sender: Yukina
"Four Armchairs In The Sky" 1949
Artist: Dali, Salvador (Spanish,1904-1989)

Do you have dreams like this?? :)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

What Do Cats Think About?

Sender: Monami
Lieslia: Fisherman

What do cats really think about? Fish, fish and more fish? But why does this cat look so disgusted? LOL! :D

Monday, June 11, 2012

Beware, Fluffy!

Sender: Emilia
"Beware, Fluffy!"

Fluffy is a large, vicious, three-headed dog who was once cared for by Rubeus Hagrid. Hermione had noticed that Fluffy was standing on a trap door, and clearly guarding something....Read it all in "Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone"!

I am so happy to have received a Harry Potter card!! TQ Emilia! Hoping to get more of Harry Potter cards in the future :)    <3 <3 <3

The Incomparable Marilyn Monroe

Sender: KinkyFunkyDinky
The incomparable Marilyn Monroe

Norma Jeane Mortenson on 1 June 1926, later baptised as Norma Jeane Baker. Later still she changed her name to Marilyn Monroe. Died when she was only 36 years old. 

When someone dies young, they remain forever young....

"Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul." ~ Marilyn Monroe

A Reading Cat

Sender: Veta Gordon
"Reading Cat"

A lovely cat art card from Veta Gordon but I don't know the name of the artist...The cat looks so cozy reading a book while smoking his pipe and having a drink in front of him!

Rice Farmers

Sender: JoinHanoi
Rice planters/farmers hard at work.

Rice is the foundation of the South East Asian diet. For village families, rice fills their lives and feeds their families. But with technology, now Vietnam has become one of the world's top rice producers. 

I realise that I can now find Vietnamese rice being sold in some supermakets here. 

Entry Into Jurusalem

Sender: Nordbaer
Wilhelm Morgner (1891 -1917), Einzug in Jurusalem (1912) [Entry Into Jurusalem]
A painter and graphic artist of Expressionism

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Alexander Hamilton

Sender: MinaM
Founding Fathers: Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804), of New York, was an army officer during the Revolution, signer of the Constitution, author of the influential Federalist Papers, which avocated ratification, and Secretary of the Treasury in the Washington administration.

Art Deco Card

Sender: Seren
An art deco postcard of an elegant and confident woman.

Château de Pierrefonds (Oise)

Sender: Sylvain
Château de Pierrefonds (Oise)

Situated North of Paris near the Forest of Compiègne, Château de Pierrefonds is a majestic and beautiful palace. Originally built by Philippe d' Orléans in the 15th century and demolished on the order of Louis XIII in the 17th century. 200 years later Napoleon III ordered that Château de Pierrefonds be rebuilt as an imperial residence.

A bit of trivia, the castle serves as "Camelot" for the BBC TV series "Merlin", a series which I enjoy watching :)

Durham Public Library

Sender: Tumblecat
Durham Public Library
Durham, CT 06422

I wish our public library here is as pretty as this!